Most maritime operations were built with tools, systems, processes and data in departmental silos.
Silos for scheduling, routing and tracking. Silos for buying and managing fuel. Silos for creating
and tracking contractual agreements. And the list goes on. To gather and analyze information to
create a holistic view of your business takes too much time, and with the potential for data quality
issues your results are always being scrutinized.
The silo approach deprives you of the time and money you need to compete. But the
digital evolution that is underway unlocks new opportunities to achieve new levels of business
performance by leveraging the systems you have in place - as well as any future implementations –
when they are deployed on the i4 Insight platform.
The i4 Insight Platform
Quick to implement.
Quick to value.
We’re uniquely positioned to navigate your digital evolution.
… all of your operational data and applications exist on a single platform where
A world where dashboard views are customized so each individual on your team is able to make
best, timely decisions. i4 harnesses and standardizes data and incorporates intelligence and
insights so your critical stakeholders are able to deliver better business performance.
- proprietary analytics
- recommendation engines
- data alerts
- and a streamed delivery system
improve the quality and speed of your team's decisions and plans.
From the ground up, and using a customer-centered approach, we have built the i4 Insight platform to
be capable of integrating the data and information from existing stand-alone applications and
services into a common “data lake”. In this “data lake” you will leverage the latest in machine
learning and artificial intelligence to generate completely new insights previously unattainable in
a silo environment. And with our customizable, web-based delivery system you will enable your teams
to make the best business decisions – now. No more waiting for reports, no more questions about
whose data to use – we’re talking about effectively connecting your silos and adding the value of
intelligence and insight.
Your Digital Evolution
You collect data - now unleash its potential
Ship operators and technical managers collect large amounts of data. Whether it’s noon reports,
reports, and logbooks or vessel sensors - you will be producing gigabytes of operating data which is
collected by various silos. The issue is that regardless of how or where your data is generated it
remains unused, unanalyzed and underutilized. Furthermore, no one is bringing it together so that
can look at your operations holistically - you can’t create a separate snapshot of your entire
much less uncover the unique interrelationships that hold significant value when they are uncovered.
When you aggregate your data on the i4 platform our artificial intelligence, machine learning,
and world class algorithms deliver new found intelligence and insights to your managers and
stakeholders - you will be able to take control of the power of your data, for example:
Charter Party Management
The contract is in place and the methods for determining performance are well established.
Imagine if you could understand how you are performing on passages in real time and could
even compare charter vessel performance individually and to other vessels – with the push of
a button. Or what if you could develop quick scenarios to see how changes to a charter
contract would have impacted performance, or even prove that a vessel is “more” efficient –
allowing for higher charter rates. The opportunities are endless – from real-time
claims visibility, to providing third parties controlled visibility, to post voyage
to even tracking whether ordered speeds are actually necessary, the connectivity and
integration of your data on the i4 Insight Platform brings exponential value to your charter
Determining whether or not a vessel has performed to the charter party
should be easy.
You need qualified people who have to do more with less. You don’t have hours
analyze a current voyage to determine if everything is operating efficiently and per plan.
Day of Operations
The i4 solution allows users to quickly identify potential issues;
provides users the data drill down required to deliver the intelligent options for
operational opportunities and problems, that when addressed properly can change your
outcome. i4’s personalized dashboards, which can be customized for your users with the KPI’s
metrics they need to see, create focus and visibility to the areas that will benefit from
Data Validation & Alerts
Your decisions are only as good as the quality of your data. i4 runs
hundreds of proprietary rules on the data we receive to ensure that the information you are
analyzing is of the highest quality. i4’s automated processes, automated alerts, data
validation reports, and data validation analytics dashboards help you to understand trends,
areas of concern, correlation between errors and vessels, captains, third parties,
users, and the list goes on.
Lloyd’s Register, in its “Global Marine Technology Trends to 2030”, estimates
4,300% increase in the annual data generated by ships by 2020 – this means the quality of
data you are collecting is critical.
When the silos come down new relationships can be uncovered and newly found
savings and advantages will be delivered. Shipping operations are multifaceted and
interdependent, changes in one area invariably impact another.
Intelligent & Insight Driven Decisions
Imagine if you could clearly understand the relationship between your fuel
quality and the impact it has on your maintenance, vessel performance and your chartering
contracts. Alternately, if you could pinpoint the impact of hull fouling on your fuel
consumption or the best trim for your vessel based upon machine learning models that take
account each vessels loading conditions. It’s possible when you remove the silos, integrate
and clean your data, and add intelligence with insight.
Asset Risk Management
Most companies maintain their vessels based upon predetermined maintenance
regimes typically dictated by OEM’s and Classification Societies. Your fleets are comprised
of vessels built in different yards, different sizes all with different equipment from
OEM’s. Imagine if you had the right information that could inform you that you don’t need to
open that case on a piece of machinery to replace the bearing. This analysis could then be
analyzed by Class who could approve your deferred maintenance plan. Or if you had a way to
better understand the machinery condition of equipment across your fleet...what pieces of
equipment were failing more often, what pieces of equipment have outstanding issues, etc..
Optimized Planned Maintenance and Condition Based Monitoring are no longer
i4’s leadership has a combined 100+ years in the maritime industry, and as a leadership team
we have passionately been at the forefront of this digital evolution for over two decades. We are a
knowledgeable group of professionals who have spent our careers understanding the demands of
your business and know the value of your time and resources. We have spent countless hours inside
marine operations understanding what makes them tick and how to create real financial value.
Digitization is transforming many industries around the world and creating new market rules.
It is allowing companies to create new business models and interact in ways previously
There needs to be a New Approach… a Digital Ecosystem that collects data from
disparate sources and can connect your niche applications into an integrated solution that provides
Intelligent Insight into
your business -- providing sustainable benefit to all parties. We believe when the silos come
down new interrelationships will be uncovered and new savings and advantages will be delivered.
While our vision is quite large, we can’t do this alone. Our passion,
professionalism and vision are backed by a giant in the industry – Lloyd’s Register.
LR’s Digital & Software division is deeply committed to this digital evolution. They cut through the
data noise to enhance asset performance, take an intelligent approach to risk management and
ultimately give confidence that steers strategic operations. We have come together to accelerate
this evolution through a shared vision, the deep resources that Lloyd’s Register can provide, and
the entrepreneurial speed and tenacity that our customers deserve. i4 is a proud member of the
Lloyd’s Register Group.
We’re also partnering with other best in class industry software providers so that we can rapidly
deliver business changing digital practices that impact your business.
You’ve heard the hype around “big data”, “AI”, “machine learning”, “IoT”. Technology is an enabler -
not the answer. It takes a company that understands your business and is focused on how to leverage
technology to deliver real value to your business.
We have the technology and relationships to take a staged approach and accelerate our customers on
their digital journey. No two customers' journeys will be the same and we are here to partner with
customers as they become a digitally enabled marine organization.